Hunting Seasons

Hunting Season is always a special time of the year. Whether you are planning on waiting patiently in a deer stand to bag that trophy buck or sitting knee deep in the marsh hoping to bag a band. Being able to take advantage of all the hunting seasons is why The Waterfowl Hunter has put together the hunting dates for Nebraska.

These dates serve as a general guide for more specific hunting visit Nebraska Game and Parks.

Deer

Hunt Type First Day Last Day
Archery Sept. 1,2017 Dec. 31, 2017
November Firearm Nov. 11,2017 Nov. 19, 2017
Muzzleloader Dec. 1,2017 Dec. 31,2017
Late Firearm (Antlerless Only) Jan. 1,2018 Jan. 15,2018

Antelope

Hunt Type First Day Last Day
Archery Aug. 20,2017 Dec. 31,2017
Muzzleloader Sept. 16,2017 Oct. 1,2017
Firearm Oct. 14,2017 Oct. 29,2017
November Late Doe/Fawn Nov. 1,2017 Jan. 31,2018

Elk

Hunt Type First Day Last Day
Archery Bull Sept. 15,2017 Oct. 29,2017
Firearm Bull Sept. 30,2017 Oct. 29,2017
Cow, Private Land Aug. 15,2017 Oct. 29,2017
Cow, Private Land Dec. 1,2017 Dec. 31,2017
Cow, Public Land Sept. 30,2017 Oct. 29,2017
Cow, Public Land Dec. 1,2017 Dec. 31,2017

Bighorn Sheep

First Day Last Day
Nov. 28,2017 Dec. 22,2017

Turkey

Hunt Type First Day Last Day
Spring Youth Archery March 25,2017 May 31,2017
Spring Archery March 25,2017 May 31,2017
Spring Youth Shotgun April 8,2017 May 31,2017
Spring Shotgun April 15,2017 May 31,2017
Fall Youth Archery and Shotgun Sept. 15,2017 Jan. 31,2018
Fall Archery and Shotgun Sept. 15,2017 Jan. 31,2018

Mountain Lion

No Season Has Been Authorized for 2017